Bodega Noemia de Patagonia J. Alberto 2009

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Price: $43.99
Item No. 104686
  • WE92
  • W&S91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

J.Alberto is a field blend of 95% Malbec and 5% Merlot. High-toned nose of violet and vanilla, with ripe blackberry and boysenberry fruit. Stays bright and open-knit though the finish, with spice and graphite notes. Perfect for red meat courses cooked any style.

Critical Acclaim

"A savory and smoky wine that impresses with its licorice, spice and bacon aromas along with corpulence and length. There's more than enough oak here, but the sandalwood, mocha and wood-driven spice notes blend into the wine's big-berry fabric rather than dominate. Overall there's fine balance, black fruit essence depth of flavor and a long, toasty finish. Drink now through 2013."
92 Points

"Mostly malbec (95 percent) from vines planted in 1955, with a little merlot, this is a simple, friendly wine with violet scents and strawberry flavors. There's a little vibration of acidity and spice in the finish."
91 Points

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